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April Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

Flowers and films highlight month.


Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Photo

Enjoy thousands of blooms at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival in April.

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April Weather

Average Temperatures


  • Daytona Bch: High 80°-Low 58°
  • Fort Myers: High 85°-Low 63°
  • Jacksonville: High 79°-Low 55°
  • Key West: High 82°-Low 72°
  • Miami: High 79°-Low 70°
  • Orlando: High 83°-Low 60°
  • Panama City: High 77°-Low 53°
  • Pensacola: High 76°-Low 58°
  • Tallahassee: High 80°-Low 53°
  • Tampa: High 81°-Low 62°
  • West Palm Bch: High 82°-Low 65°

10-Day Forecast


Average Water Temperatures

The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast)and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) range from the low to middle 70s.


Best Time to Go

Mild temperatures — not too hot, not too cold — typically make April a very popular month for visitors. Historically, that trend shows in theme park attendance. The first three weeks of the month at Disney World historically is very crowded — the last week attendance is moderate. The same holds true for most other theme parks and attractions.


April Events

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 5 - May 18, 2014) - Walt Disney World Resort hosts the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival that promises some 30 million blooms! The roses, wildflowers, topiaries and herb gardens will flourish for a seven-week run that is absolutely breathtaking.

Florida Film Festival (April 4-13, 2014) - Held in the spring at the Enzian Theater in Orlando each year, and showcasing the best American Independent and Foreign Films, it is fast becoming the best respected regional film event in the southeast.

Florida Renaissance Festival (Weekends March 29 thru April 13, 2014) - Browse through enchanted crafts villages, applaud hundreds of period performers, cheer valiant knights, enjoy continuous entertainment, birds of prey and food fit for a king. Five weekends in the spring at Deerfield Beach.

Palm Beach International Film Festival (April 3-10, 2014) - This celebrity attended event showcases over 50 international films from over 20 countries.

Springing the Blues Festival (April 4-6, 2014) - Thousands converge on Jacksonville each April for this free outdoor blues festival featuring performances from renowned blues artists.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras (Saturdays & Select Nights - February 8 thru May 31, 2014) - Universal Orlando will be transformed into the "Big Easy" with its annual one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration every Saturday night, with additional dates on Sunday, February 16 and Fridays, March 14, 21 & 28.

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